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2 charged in Kansas bar shooting roamed free, despite past


October 11, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two convicted felons facing criminal charges over a Kansas bar shooting that killed four people and wounded five others had previous brushes with the law that could have kept them behind bars had judges and other officials made different decisions, according to a review of court records by The Associated Press.

But observers say those decisions — to let one man out on bond pending trial and to let the other serve probation rather than return to prison — weren't in themselves unusual and underscore the kinds of issues judges often must assess to determine which...

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